Sunday, April 28, 2013

Movie Night Gift Card Using Cricut Artiste!

I made this gift card holder for a family friend and his son to thank them for moving my old sofa out and new one into my house last weekend. I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge for the pocket and the ticket shaped holder, and my PC to personalize the ticket. Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Blue's Clues Birthday Party - The Treats!

To wrap up the Blue's Clues party, here are the treats that I made with help!

First off, I purchased # 3 molds and lollipop sticks from Etsy.
I LOVE Etsy! I got a lot of stuff for the party from there!
And then as you can see, I made the #3 chocolate lollipops!
My oldest daughter helped with making these.

Before I got in the "rhythm" of making the chocolate lollipops
in bulk, I melted chocolate while the molds were still freezing
a previous lollipop batch. I panicked, so I got out some
pretzel rods to use up the melted chocolate! Turned out to
be a good panic. The party guests dug the dipped pretzels!

For the next edible craft, I dug out my BRAND NEW Cricut
Cake machine and made paw prints out of gum paste.
Previously my oldest daughter had the Cricut Cake Mini,
but at some point I was able to snag the large model
for $50 brand new. I did some research thanks to Pinterest and
got a lot of great tips on using the Cricut Cake for this project
and it worked very well. No problems!

My daughter and her friend attached the little paw prints to our
white-chocolate covered Oreos! I used circles from one of my
Cricut cartridges (Art Philosophy, I think?) because the actual
Blue's Clues paw prints from the show are more circular. The
circles were all laid out on my Gypsy, which worked out great.

Here are the Blue's Clues White Chocolate covered Oreos!
They're a little imperfect, but still looked good & tasted yummy!

The night before the birthday party, I had the
guests of honor overnight so I put them to work, too!
They made Blue's Clues sugar cookies!

Ok, so they ate the cookies that they decorated
which left me with decorating the rest, but it was
so much fun making the cookies with the boys!

Our finished Blue's Clues Cookies!

And the packaged #3 lollipops complete
with a "thank you for coming" tag!

I can't take credit for the cakes, but thought I'd show
them in this post. My cousin made them using a
Blue's Clues pan. They turned out AWESOME!

And here is the table at the party with the packaged
goodies on it!I got the blue pail & bucket at the dollar store
and personalized them with vinyl. I used Zoo Day for
the boys' names and "is," and then Birthday Bash for the
# 3. I wanted the 3 to be a bit more perfect so it was more
easily identified by the birthday boys. I figured that their
mom can use these buckets to hold small toys or
miscellaneous stuff in their rooms after the party.
So that's it for crafting and this party. I had so much fun with this theme! I wasn't crazy about the theme when I first heard about it, though. I thought for sure it would be Thomas the Train since the boys love that! And since Blue's Clues the show was canceled back in 2006, it was harder to get things. But, once I started doing some research (thank you Pinterest and Etsy!!), I got REALLY into Blue's Clues. I tend to do that, though, with the parties I craft for. My room seems so bare now without all of the blue -LOL!
Thanks for visiting!

Blue's Clues Birthday Party - More Decorations!

More crafty projects for the big Blue's Clues Party: 

I made cards for the boys using an online Blue's Clues
printable envelope, and I used vinyl to make
"Pail and Shovel" to hold my gifts to the boys!

Names cut with vinyl using the Zoo Day cartridge!

The kid party favors - jumbo crayons from the dollar store
and 3 Blue's Clues coloring sheets with a thank you tag!

These were the prizes for the "Pin the Clue on Blue"
game and the bean bag toss game
(Got the handmade corn toss game on Etsy!)

Here are the assembled gifts from me: Blue's Clues 
Beanie Babies, bubble wands, personalized birthday shirts
(also from Etsy), Blue's Clues flash cards purchased from
eBay, and used Blue's Clues Look-n-Find and Read Together
books from Amazon's Marketplace. Buying used was being
"green" and was very inexpensive which 
justified me getting more for the boys. :)

These were the sippy cups I made for the under 2 kids.
And while I was at it, I personalized some older
cups for the birthday boys, and then a
BIG sippy cup for their mommy - LOL!

And finally, I bought party hats from the dollar store
and personalized them for the birthday boys!
That's about it for this post. Next up is the treats post!
Thanks for visiting!

Blue's Clues Birthday Party - The Banners!

My twin cousins' big Blue's Clues Birthday bash was this past weekend, and of course I had to be a part of it in a crafty way! One, well actually two of the things I made were banners! Their mom hung last year's Dinosaur Train banners above the boys' beds after the party, so how could I not make make new ones for this year?!

The #3 is from the Cricut Birthday Bash
cartridge, and I found the Blue's Clues graphic
online, which I used throughout the party.

I kept flipping the colors to make the
banners look a little different for each boy.

There's a birthday boy
peeking out of his letter D!

There's another birthday boy
peeking out of his letter O!

 The Blue's Clues logo!

Each banner was also used as a prop
in my photo shoot of the birthday boys!

So cute, aren't they?!
More Blue's Clues posts to come. Thanks for visiting!